Extraordinary sciences is only possible with an extraordinary team.

PML, and the broader Khan Lab, brings together some of the brightest minds, young and experienced, from all corners of the country.

We pride ourselves in being a diverse, mission-driven, deeply passionate team of molecular biologists, microbiologists, data and computer scientists, physicians and social scientists that come together to innovate, build and solve.

Our cross functional team has access to state-of-the-art research tools including next generation sequencing, molecular biology and protein biochemistry tools, human cell culture facilities, high-performance computers and deep technical expertise.


  • Dr Faisal Khan

    Principal Investigator; Assistant Professor, Institute of Integrative Biosciences, CECOS University and Director, Joint Center for Bioeconomy, IMSciences

  • Dr Fazle Raziq

    Co-investigator; Consultant and Head, Department of Pathology, Rehman Medical Institute

  • Dr Johar Ali

    Co-prinicipal investigator; Head of Genomic Sciences, Rehman Medical Institute and Adjunct Professor, CECOS University

  • Dr Zubair Durrani

    Co-investigator; Consultant, Rehman Medical Institute and Head of Department, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rehman College of Dentistry

Current Team

  • Abdus SalamCurrent Team
    MPhil in Biotechnology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

    Project Areas: Metagenomics; Drug Repositioning; Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Afaq KhalidCurrent Team
  • Ahmer Bin HafeezCurrent Team
    MPhil Microbiology, University of Peshawar

    Project Areas: Computational Biology
  • Arsalan RiazCurrent Team
    BS Biotechnology, CECOS University, Peshawar

    Project Area: Epigenetics of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Asma QudratCurrent Team
    MPhil Microbiology, AWKU, Mardan
  • Atiqa TariqCurrent Team
    BS Biotechnology, University of Peshawar
  • Habiba FaizCurrent Team
    BS Applied BioSciences,  NUST, Islamabad
  • Hammad IqbalCurrent Team
    BS Software Engineering, Abasyn University, Peshawar
  • Hina ZamirCurrent Team
    MPhil Biotechnology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar

    Project Areas: Tumour Biorepository
  • Ibrar AminCurrent Team
    MS Computer Science, KUST, Kohat
  • Khudeja SalimCurrent Team
    MS Biotechnology, CECOS University, Peshawar

    Project Areas: Salivary Biomarkers; Diagnostics; Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
  • Laiba ShahCurrent Team
    BS Biotechnology, CECOS University

    Project Areas: microRNA; Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Madina BarakzaiCurrent Team
    BDS, Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar
  • Maryam ShahCurrent Team
    MPhil Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, University of Agriculture, Peshawar

    Project Areas: Protein-Protein Interaction (PPI)
  • Momal AghaCurrent Team
    BDS, Sardar Begum Dental College, Peshawar
  • Muneef ur Rehman
    Muneef ur RehmanCurrent Team
    BS Student, Institute of Integrative Biosciences;

    Project Areas: Deinococcus spp; Chassis; Astrobiology
  • Quratulain DanishCurrent Team
    BS Student, Institute of Integrative Biosciences

    Project Areas: Cancer Pathways; Microgravity
  • Saad ZaheerCurrent Team
    MS Computer Science, NUST, Islamabad

    Project Areas: DNA Methylation; Head and Neck Cancer
  • Sabaoon ZebCurrent Team
    MS Bioinformatics, NUST, Islamabad

    Project Areas: Cancer models; Cell lines; Head and Neck Cancer
  • Shagufta RehmatCurrent Team
    MS Biomedical Sciences, NUST, Islamabad

    Project Areas: Analysis of secondhand smoke in indigenous population.
  • Shahram Yusuf KhanCurrent Team
    MS Biomedical Engineering, NUST, Islamabad
    Project Areas: Ecosystem Outreach, Communications, Tech Transfer, Sustainability, Industry Linkages
  • Umama QasimCurrent Team
    MPhil Microbiology, University of Peshawar


  • Amna Gul
    Amna GulAlumni
    BS Biotechnology, University of Peshawar

    Project Area: The BioEconomy landscape of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Habib JanAlumni
    PhD Genomics, Justus Liebig University, Giessen Germany

    Project Areas: Genomics of Oral Cancer
  • Idrees AhmadAlumni
    BS Electrical Engineering, FAST NUCES, Peshawar

    Project Areas: Hardware/MEMS
  • Jalees Ur RahmanAlumni
    MS Computer Engineering, GIK Institute, Swabi

    Project Areas: DNA methylation; Kidney Cancer
  • Masood AhmadAlumni
    ACCA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK

    Project Areas: Finance, Procurement, HR, Administration
  • Mian Behzad NadeemAlumni
    BS Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, KUST, Kohat

    Project Areas: Soil microbiome; Martian Soil Simulants
  • Muhammad HasnainAlumni
    BS Biotechnology, CECOS University, Peshawar
  • Sajjad HussainAlumni
    MS Computer Engineering, GIK Institute, Swabi

    Project Areas: Skin Cutaneous Melanoma (SKCM); DNA Methylation; RNA-seq
  • Umair Wali KhanAlumni
    BDS, Ghandara University, Peshawar